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fat. but today coca-cola came out in defense for their products. there's a new television ad it is highlighting the local reoption and pointing out there are plenty of other problems to blame for obesity problem. >> beating obesity will be taken by all of us by one simple common sense fact all calories count no matter where they come from including coca-cola and everything else with calories. if you eat and drink more calories than you burn off you will gain weight. >> they have linked sugary drinks to obesity. new york city will put a ban on large sized sugary drinks. other cities are looking at similar measures. the new ad isn't about negative obesity but addressing issues of the times. that advertisement will air tonight on several network including fox news channel. >> they are teaming up against some african terrorists with links they tell us to al qaeda. the u.s. is getting involved with the fight in a country that analysts say could be the next afghanistan. important new developments today coming up on fox news report lives tonight. ...with best-in-class combined mpg..
and terrorists have been killed. traveling in london, defense secretary leon panetta said either seven or eight americans were taken in the terrorist attack. mark phillips picks up the story. >> reporter: early today, what had been a hostage-taking standoff at a massive natural gas plant in the algerian desert turned violent and bloody. algerian troops had surrounded the plant after a number of foreign workers-- some reports say more than 40-- were taken hostage by an islamic group calling itself the mass brigade, and claiming ties to al qaeda. security sources told us that, when the prisoners were moved within the compound, algerian gunships opened fire. one irish hostage, steven mcfaul, recounted the ordeal to an arabic tv channel as it was happening. >> reporter: steven mcfaul's family were celebrating tonight. he, along with an unknown number of other hostages, managed to escape. his son, dillon, was overjoyed. >> i feel over the moon. i'm just really excited. i just can't wait for him to get home. >> reporter: at least one american, mark cobb, who had been hiding in a meeting room, is know
it despite all the short-term problems. we have a aerospace and defense analyst at credit suisse. i'm hoping they're short term. you must really believe they're short term? >> i do. i think it is a short term issue. question whether we'll fly again in a few days or longer that on that. we're talking about batteris. assuming it is not part of the electrical system, and it is just the batteries i suspect boeing can fix this, identify the fix in a few weeks, perhaps a couple months and start to implement it, perhaps even be flying again before that fully happens. david:. robert, don't they have to come out with a big public relations push? there is nothing that will turn people off of a flight as quickly as any suggestion that flight might go down. i mean how do they combat the public perception this is a dangerous aircraft? >> i think that is the a very tear point. i've -- fair point. i've flown on the aircraft. we've seen situations like this in the past with many new entry aircraft. go back through boeing's history, airbus, perhaps a year or so ago, the a380, for example had issues. david: w
.s. secretary of defense. >>> also tonight, housing boom. big news numbers. and how more people are building smarter for the changing american family. >> hi! how are you? >>> strange twists, in the story of football powerhouseman tie te'o and the girlfriend who never was. >>> and wide awake. imagine waking up during surgery, feeling everything. you can't said a word. >> i was as awake as i am right now. it was terrifying. >> it happens to thousands of people. and tonight, there's a new way to make sure it never happens to you. >>> good evening. tonight, we begin with the american hostages taken captive by terrorists with links to al qaeda. it has been a day of chaos, details still pouring in about a deadly rescue operation, helicopters circling overhead and a frightening scene below. it happened in the north african nation of algeria and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz spent the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is a very fluid situation but reports we are getting tonight
of chuck hagel to be defense secretary when influential new york senator chuck schumer gave it his blessing. yesterday the president forcefully and emotionally laid out his proposals to curb gun violence and challenged americans to confront the representatives and stand up to the nra. let's listen. >> ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> joining me is former rnc chair and machines contributor michael steele and democratic strategist bob shrum. shrummy, i have to start with you. it sounds like you got into the president's ear. i know you haven't that i know of, but he's starting to charge this campaign for the second term the way i think you like to run campaigns. go to the essential issues, fight them, get tough against your opponents. >> i think that's true. he had some historic achievements in first term but every time he reached out, he was rebuffed. he's been through a campaign. he believes he's won a mandate, and he
the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this situation is very fluid, but reports we are getting tonight about the raid are very ominous. a u.s. official telling me tonight there were ten americans at the field, five are safe. but the fate of the other five, we do not know. what is clear tonight is that this is far from over. with algerian forces now surrounding the complex, the british prime minister is warning that this raid could end in even more bloodshed. >> it is a very dangerous, very uncertain, a very fluid situation and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: the worst, coming after the algerian military moved in with helicopters, reportedly fearing the hostage takers were going to escape. the terror group was holed up in the natural gas plant along with their hostages, the americans and other workers from britain, france, japan and norway. some reportedly forced to wear explosives around their necks. tonight, algeria is saying the raid l
and be confirmed. >> senator jack reid, who is leading hagel's defense in the democratic senate caucus praised hagel's able ility the quote sp truth to power and also talked about hagel's service in vietnam. >> he's been a combat soldier. he's fought. literally walked in their boots. that i think will inspire great confidence in the military offices and enlisted men. >> but republican senator bob corker of tennessee who is not usually one of these knee jerk votes against the white house, particularly on appointments, raised a new issue about hagel on sunday. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperment and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. >> senator john mccain, the ranking member of the armed services committee, which will conduct hagel's confirmation hearing, continue to criticize his former close ally say they'll quiz him over america's view of the world. >> the surge was the worst blu
. >> congress authorizes spending. they order me to spend. they tell me you need to fund our defense department, at such and such a level. you need to send out social security checks. you need to make sure that you are paying to care for our veterans. they lay all of this out for me. and because they have the spending power. and so i am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills. separately, they also have to authorize the raising of the debt ceiling in order to make sure that those bills are paid. and so what congress can't do is tell me to spend x, and then say but we're not going to give you the authority to go ahead and pay the bills. >> the economist made a laundry list of what would happen if congressional republicans refused to raise the debt limit. failure to raise the debt ceiling would force immediate spending cuts equal for 6% of gdp. not only would that threaten to send the economy back into recession, it would also deprive many of money needed to meet their own obligations, setting off a chain reaction of defaults that could incite investors to dump their holdings, driving up
and inflation all over the place. this year it's with cyclical growth, not defensive growth. not just getting paid to wait but it's cyclical growth right now. >> thank you, guys. >> good to see you. >> terry, welcome back. good to see you. >> the dow going out near the highs of the day, but, again, it's not setting the world on fire but some of the other averages are doing very well and it's just a day when apple is going to close below $500 a share for the first time in almost a year. the dow up 27 points. that's the first hour of the closing bell. here's the second hour now with maria. i'll see you tomorrow. >> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? welcome back to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo on the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow jones industrial average closing higher today for a fifth session in a row. take a look at how we're settling out on the street tonight and the market does close at the highs of the afternoon and the dow is down 61 points earlier today. at the close, up 27 points. about a quarter of a percent higher at 13,534. nas
came back from that and put banned performance enhancing drugs in his body. his great defense was, after what i've been through, do you think i would put that stuff in my body and, of course, everybody said, everybody bought that because it was so plausible. so for lance to have actually doped after cancer was a pretty tough thing to do and i think it indicated a win at all costs attitude that was commendable and it was a seriously wrong thing to do. >> you were one of the very first people to question lance armstrong. it goes all the way back to 1999. what was it that made you suspicious in the first place? >> my first point of kind of suspicion was watching lance's treatment of a young french rider and there will be people out there, if they were all doping, how wrong -- how can you blame lance and single him out? they all weren't doping and one of the guys who did not dope in 1999 was a young french rider, and he offered the pin that you couldn't win this tour de france in '99 without doping and much of the colleagues resented him saying that. the guy who most resented him sayi
defense department at such and such a level. you need to send out social security checks. you need to make sure that your paying to care for our veterans. they lay all this out for me. because they have the spending power. and so i am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills. >> many republicans are willing to just let it all burn to the ground. politico reported more and more house republicans are planning to damage the economy. gop officials said more than half of their members are prepared to allow default unless president obama agrees to dramatic cuts he has repeatedly said he opposes. john boehner does not have any clout with the tea party members of the congress. this is the big problem. here comes congressman ralph hall of texas. he's got a rather radical view of what it means to raise the debt ceiling. >> we made a mistake when we increased the debt limit the first time and gave this guy all the money to buy votes with. we shouldn't make the mistake now. >> this thinking is not only inaccurate but dangerous. >> this is a guy walking into a crowded room and saying i have a bo
, there is a doubling down, there is a defense, there is an attack on the messenger. there is a problem here. the party is in crisis, and someone has got to bring it together. >> it's one of those magic moments when martin luther king was jailed back in '60 and kennedy made the call to mrs. king and nixon said i'm not going to do it, and jackie robinson left the trade saying this guy doesn't get it. >> this is a moment that we're going to remember, i think, and the republican party really should pay attention. it really should. >> we're making the noise here. we're trying to shake them up. thank you, gene robinson and alex wagner. >>> president obama warns republicans they won't get ransom for agreeing not to crash the economy. he's talking tough ahead of the next big fight with congress over the debt ceiling. >>> the president said vice president biden has presented him with a list of common sense steps to prevent gun violence. but the biggest question is how much of it the administration can actually get passed through the congress. >>> and watching last night's golden globes, one thing was clear to
big defense cuts. lindsey graham's even saying, it's better than nothing. what do you say? do you think sequestration has to be avoided at all cost, or could it go into effect, forcing some sort of spending cuts and fiscal discipline? >> well, i think we can and we should continue to both reduce expenditures and add revenues in a balanced approach to debt reduction that should take several years. it took several years from 2000, where we had a surplus under president clinton to get to a deficit under president bush. so it will take some time. but i think sequestration is a blunt instrument. it doesn't allow the cabinet secretaries, not just the secretary of defense, but the secretary of every other agency, to make judicious judgments about which programs are higher priority. and we in the congress should be able to make those judgments ourselves, working with the administration. so i don't think it's the right instrument. i think the goal is appropriate, which is to reduce the deficit, do it in a balanced way, and recognize that there are some things that you can do up-front, quic
not be so confused. "the constitutional right about guns is for self-defense and hunting. founders did not mean modern weapons of war." lining up the crazy is not a difficult task for the right wing these days. but this rhetoric and hysteria i think is very dangerous. there is no basis to call the president of the united states a tyrant or a dictator, and no president ever deserves to be compared to stalin or hitler. but of course it continues. it happened earlier this week. someone needs to be an adult in the room to tell them to cool it. you know? this is america. but abusing the first amendment really is not good. there is a responsibility when you're in front of a camera and you have a microphone. and if this is the way they want to use it, what do you think is going to happen? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, will republican leadership denounce this type of rhetoric? text a for yes. text b for no to 622639. you can go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. i'm joined tonight by caryn finney, msnbc
we begin that jodi arias' defense team admitted she committed this violent murder. here we are 24 hours later she goes to salt lake city for two different reasons, number one to have a first date with a man, that was established earlier on in the court case, and the second reason is to meet this friend of hers, while she's talking to the friend, she's talking about travis, and yeah, i think we'll be friends forever and our kids will play together, but she knows he's dead at the time and eerie to hear that. and the prosecutor kept talking to this woman you know her well, yeah, i do know her well, meek and mild and can't imagine her doing well. do you know jody well enough she would do this and put one of the pornographic pictures, i can't describe it in a different way, but pornographic and the courtroom is weird and the woman looked shocked, no i'd never she'd do this and how about this, no, i didn't know she'd do this. how about this and showed a picture of travis alexander on the floor murdered and she didn't tell you she murdered travis, that's how he rested his case, pretty dr
earnings. that is not good. it is a sign to be defensive and taking that with look what's happening in europe. europe industrial production came out today. negative 4%. the worst since 2009. they are already in a recession. with that economic backdrop, what do we do? we did an anti-growth package with taxes. we raised taxes. not just for the rich, for everybody. and i don't think that bodes well for continuing growth, and that's why we're defensive. cheryl: one of the things you talk about here and i want to kind of pick apart this point if you don't mind is you're saying we should be looking at going for high yield and global bonds. fair enough. but if you've got a u.s. economy which is still the biggest economy in the world, if you've got a weak economy, unfortunately, i know you are saying good economy, but some are saying we are going to have a weak economy in 2013, if that's the case, do i want to be high yield? does that make sense to you? >> yeah, it does because high yield you get paid a lot of different ways. high income, risk adjusted return. last year up over 15%. almost
of algeria and has been clear that our first priority is the safety and security of the hostages. defense secretary leon panetta says, he's putting the terrorists on notice. >> they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> but the demands of the group led by mokhtar belmokhtar is growing. they are demanding the release of omar currently serving a life sentence in the u.s. and a pakistani neuroscientist now in prison in the u.s. convicted of trying to kill u.s. soldiers and fbi agents in afghanistan. the obamaed administration, however, is ruling out any negotiating with the terrorists. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> again, this is an ongoing operation as far as we know, still conflicting information for a third day in exactly what is happening, how many people have been released, et cetera. but, wolf, you can certainly say that the countries that are involved and that includes japan, have been talking around the clock nonstop about this and coordinating their activities, which the secretary says is really key to
our answers. john. >> jim writes, i bet you have no idea what position he plays. >> defensive end. come on. who are you trying to kid? so john, i've got a tweet. up early so i can start my usual commute on time and so i can cuddle with this guy. this is from elaine don. do we have the picture? aww, look at that. so cute. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ >>> only at the golden globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television. >> ben's first two movies took place in boston, but he moved this one to iran because he wanted to film somewhere that was friendlier to outsiders. "hunger games" was one of the biggest films of the year and also what i call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress. >> ang li's been nominated for best director for "the life of pi" which is what i'm going to call the six weeks after i take this dress off. >> okay, they were awesome. i thought they were perfect. >> hilarious. >> they were hilarious. good morning, everyone. welcome to "morning joe." it's monday, january 14th. with us on set, we have msnbc cont
't know for sure how many americans are still being held hostage, defense secretary leon panetta is issuing a stern warning to their kidnappers. >> we are working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens. terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide. >> cnn national security contributor and former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush fran townsend joins us now. welcome, fran. >> hi. >> we understand the united states has a plane in algeria and it's transporting americans and other westerners out of the country, some of those people are injured. do you know anything about this operation? >> no, carol. but, you know, what we're hearing is that the algerians couldn't coordinate with any of the foreign governments that had hostages on the ground. it's not all that surprising. it's not the way you want it to go if you're the american president or the british prime minister, but they ac
mile to assure the russians about future u.s. missile defense moves. >> after my election, i will be more flexible. >> it's going to be harder this time. i don't see where u.s./russian relations can productively go. that's going to be a big problem for the president, starting, of course, with syria. but ooh ran is the even bigger issue that is undecided. we have gotten some russian help, so far on iran. but it doesn't mean we will get russian help with the next step. >> the arab spring signaled the fall of middle-east leaders with whom u.s. officials had, for 30 years, cultivated careful relationships. president obama called on hosni mubarak to step down. >> a change must take place. >> allocated u.s. resources for a no-fly zone in libbia, leading to the killing of moammar khadafy. but while calling for bashir al-assad to step down, a war continues. >> overall, president obama's legacy toward the middle-east is one of limited american activism. that is carcaturd by how we handled egypt, libya, syria, iraq. >>. >> there are unanswered questions about the investigation into the
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to address the fact that they really are a good company. i hate the defensiveness. this is my theory on what's happened to intel. they have adopted a customer is always right attitude, but it turns out the customer was wrong. they had the wrong form factor, the wrong device. there was a moment in the call where it took my breath away, where paul said, they're talking about the fablet. this is a great american company. i'm like, you know, i actually said, i feel bad. >> they might have the wrong customers. if they have pc makers -- >> i know apple -- i did think this call was -- it was -- i mean, it's literally, are you guys getting any bang for your $10 million in research and development in 2012? they got the israel one going 24 hours. >> and chipotle. >> i shop and i go to factories. >> i have to tell you, this was an intel that was -- we're not as bad as you think. we're not as bad -- no, guys, have some pride. you're great. >> it seems at this point, jim t is a show-me stock. >> oh, is it ever. >> was there any mention of who might replace ottolini? did you see that in the transcript of
repeatedly kicked and pummelled with fists. others stood over the pistol, self-defense weapon that's lethal at close range. it's unclear why the 25-year-old attacked ahmed dogan. the longtime of a party that defends the rights of minority turks. "right now, we're working on finding out everything about the attacker," said the bulgarian interior minister. blood samples were taken to find out if there were drugs in his system. in addition to the gun, two knives were also found on the attacker. it's unclear how he got into the conference. he already had a known criminal background with arrests for drug possession and robbery. the politician who was attacked was stepping down as head of his party. but police say that he's in good health after this attack. of course, david, so many questions remain tonight. >> alex, thanks to you. >>> we're going to turn now to notre dame football star manti te'o speaking out for the first time about that phantom oh girlfriend. that elaborate hoax. tonight, in an espn interview, manti te'o was asked, was in this? if no girlfriend, who was he talking to on the ot
of defense lawn. they soaked up today's 60 degrees. >> it is beautiful out. we are enjoying it. >> reporter: well that 60 degrees was fleeting, lester. it is more appropriately january-like right now. when i talked to organizers today, they are worried about the same kinds of things anyone would be concerned about if you aring three big party, will everything be in the right place at the right time? will everyone enjoy themselves? lester? >> a lot of folks holding their breath tonight. kelly i thanks. >>> beyond the pomp and circumstance, another priority tomorrow is keeping all of those hundreds of thousands of people converging on this city safe. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, looks at a city on high alert. >> reporter: in the airspace above washington, helicopters and jets will enforce a virtual no-fly zone for 30 miles in all directions from the u.s. capitol. six miles of the potomac and anacostia rivers will be shutdown, with 150 blocks of downtown washington closed to traffic, partly out of concern for car or truck bombs. >> we have to be prepared for everything so that's
those hostages. but in the end it probably wouldn't have mattered. according to one defense official, the algerians were in total control. brian. >> jim miklashevski at the pentagon. where we'll keep an eye on it. >>> another big story today, big progress to report tonight in this country's specifically a dramatic drop in cancer death rates over the last 20 years. but the news from the american cancer society is not all good. it comes with a big warning about the next big risk. here with that our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: the report out today illustrates huge strides in the fight against cancer which kills one in four americans. the death rate down more than 20% in the last two decades is attributed to improved survival from the biggest killers, lung and colon cancer, for both men and women. breast cancer and women and prostate cancer. >> the public should be ecstatic we are seeing these kind of reductions but they need to realize the battle hasn't been one. >> reporter: experts emphasize the kind of death rate is not due to the expensive new drugs we h
at this party conference repeatedly kicked and pummelled with fists. others stood over the pistol, self-defense weapon that's lethal at close range. it's unclear why the 25-year-old attacked him ahmed dogan. right now, we're working on finding out everything about the attacker said the bulgarian interior ministry. in addition to the gun, two knives were found on the attacker. he had a known criminal activity. the politician who was attacked was stepping down as head of his party. police say that he's in good health after this attack. of course, david, so many questions tonight. >> alex, thanks to you. >>> we're going to turn now to the notre dame football star manti te'o speaking out for the first time about that phantom girlfriend. for the first time in an interview manti te'o was asked was in this? abc's matt gutman teaming one our partners at espn. >> reporter: manti te'o tonight calling himself the victim of lies. extending three years. >> were you in any way a part of this? >> no never. >> reporter: baring all in an exclusive all-camera interview with espn's jeremy schaap. >> he was asked
the military help come from? >> it could come from europe and even closer. a senior defense official tells me now that defense secretary leon panetta has assured americans that the u.s. military will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this attack. what could that mean? most importantly, the pentagon's africa command has what is called a commander and extremist force. it's a small, very lethal force that is dedicated to hostage rescue and counterterrorism. they are at an undisclosed location but we're told they are on a very, very short window to be put into action. now, expanding out just a little bit, take a look at the map, look at where algeria is. look at where this oil facility is. you can take a look in italy, the u.s. has air bases in italy which they could use a cargo lift, they could also use surveillance plates from there and they also have about 150 marines that are trained in crisis intervention in italy and also as we move over to rota, spain, there are two marine corps anti-terrorism bases there. further out, if necessary, back here on the east coast, all u.s. spec
in reducing spending other than in the area of defense and maybe means testing for entitlements. so, chances for meaningful reduction in the growth of entitlements on the part of the republicans is almost nil. >> well, i mean, what -- what could the republicans have done? the senate didn't approve their own plan until, what, midnight on new year's day and it -- they will say, the republicans will say they were up against the wall and didn't want the country to go over the fiscal cliff. should we have gone over the fiscal cliff, since that was the reality, if, in fact, they would have pushed for spending cuts? >> maria, i'm not about to second guess them. these are very smart people -- >> well, you are second guessing them. this is what this interview is about. >> i just like to state where i believe where we are and what's going to happen. >> okay, what do you think happens? >> so, i think that the -- as a result of the tax increases, we are going to collect substantially less revenues than we thought we would. and that is because the federal and local tax rates, marginal tax rates combined
they need to engage in self defense for their families or about hunters? you're saying this is the reason why everything has to stay the way it is and nothing can be negotiated. is it really working for the guys that are making the money, the manufacturers and any of the products that are threatened, in many ways, threaten their profits. this has nothing to do with regular people. even the gun owners are victimized here? >> right, if you're a gun owner, you're in no jeopardy of losing your gun or having it taken away. but if you're making munl selling high-capacity clips, then you may have a problem. the vast numbers of american people, including gun owners, are in favor of gun safety prevention. it's only these lunatics who don't want to have any limits on anything. and if you notice, al, whenever they promote a solution, armed guards in every school in america, it always circles back to them having mr guns out there. selling more guns. if there were armed guards in every school, they'd have more armed guards buying guns. >> and more bullets and the government would have to pay the money
. there are a number of women running defense agencies in this town that he could have chosen. the second was a woman michelle flournoy that he could have chosen. i believe we got to keep pressure on him. because i think this is really important. >> anybody you know that's equally qualified. name some people you know who are equally qualified to the people he named to the top jobs who are women? >> susan rice was. >> equally qualified as john kerry? >> i think so. >> fair enough. >> she was just one. michelle flournoy would have been. >> i think they were just pushing against kerry. against hagel. >> against hagel and be a con train to the president. >> one of the most important people in the president's inner circle in the first term was nancy-ann deparle. had it not been for her they wouldn't have passed the health care bill. she was absolutely indispensable. she's leaving, however. >> the great irony is nobody's more powerful in the inner circle than a woman. valerie jarrett. he's known her a long time. she was an executive in chicago. he knows her well. this is an argument we'll have in america a
of the economy. for example, former defense secretary robert gates has warned the rising -- he has warned of rising military costs for years. >> sharply rising health care costs are consuming an ever-larger share of this department. growing from 19 billion 234 in . >> military health care costs have gone up 300% in the past decade. 2012 was the first year since 1995 military personnel saw an increase in health care premiums. now, there are two things republicans love. the military and reducing the deficit. republican should be thrilled with the public option. how can you make a hundred billion dollar mistake? who's doing the math? will it save or won't it save? let's turn to the author of the bill, january schawowsky of illinois. >> i'm so happy that wendy is doing well. >> thank you. we appreciated your phone calls very much. congresswoman, the math? >> the estimate is it's $104 billion over 10 years. it saves the government money. in terms of the subsidies, in the exchanges, it would be one option that americans could choose the cost would be 5-7% less and it would be an anchor pulling
attack. we know that lives have been lost, but the question is how many. defense secretary leon pan nela speaking today. >> since 9/11 we made clear that, that nobody is going to attack the united states of america and get away with it . for that reason we have made a commitment that we are going to go after al-qaida wherever they are and wherever they try to hide . we have done that. obviously in afghanistan, in pakistan, we have done in somalia and yemen and we will do it in north africa as well >> also tonight some of the rescued hostages are starting to talk publicly about it. one man from romania said he heard gunshots outside of his office on wednesday. >> they started to shoot guys in the gate. they came inside of the hostage buildings and start to take hostages and i barricaded myself with another colleague of mine. >> so many questions of how they gained access so quickly. the oil company said it spans 7 acres and mined with explosives with the militants planing to blow it up. greg, what do we know about the people who survived and the people who died now that the operation is o
the numbers are all driven by entitlements. you can make enormous progress on defense. you can make enormous progress on non-defense discretionary and in the end with you vil a enormous debt problem. unless you take on entitlements you don't solve the problem. in the end voters want you to solve the problem. republicans need to stick to their guns on that front. tracy: i hope they do because we're not talking enough about it. douglas holtz-eakin, thanks for taking time to be with us. >> thank you. >> we're not talking enough about it. ashley: we'll see how it works out. maybe get the debt ceiling dealt with and really get to the heart of the spending cuts that need to be put in place. tracy: we'll be playing groundhog day. ashley: that's true. ask rich edson. saving the best for last, morgan stanley surges after putting a close on this week's bank results. tracy: georgia, other states are helping offices in california to lure businesses to relocate. it sounds so sneaky. we'll find out what they're doing. let's check out oil is trading as we head out to break. it is pretty much flat. $95.52 a
the hour. this is your fox news minute. defense secretary saying only soldiers need armor piercing bullets or assault weapons. in response to u.s. soldiers question at a military base in italy. he responded who needs armor piercing bullets except you guys in battle? president clinton's chief of staff in the u.s. ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, that ban expired in 2004. some good housing news for you, former u.s. homes, fewer u.s. homes foreclosed in 2012 according to realistic track. that was down from 804,000 in 2011. 17% reduction year-to-year. lance armstrong already lost all of his tour de france titles while now the international olympics committee is stripping the cyclist of his two bronze medal because of his admission to doping. that is the headlines of your fox news minute. back to melissa and lori. melissa: thank you. less than a month to go until the debt limit, the house republicans are devising their game plan for the fiscal fight. ahead, rich edson is live from the g.o.p. retreat in williamsburg, virginia, with the latest. >> they just wrapped their latest discussion on
on the entitlement side as well as the defense side. and i think as the governor rightly pointed out that there is balanced pain. so there is some value to making a point there. but i think also leading up to that, the argument wants to be made and needs to be made by republicans in the congress and around the country that to the governor's point, we do have a broad-based spending probable that is intractable at this point. and that it involves, yes, you know, the debt, the nation's credit card. it involves the size and the growth of government and how big it should or should not with. and so having that conversation can be good a as long as on the outside of it, that there are some definable directions that we can take to cut the government spending, to bring this thing back and then to control. and that leads us to the point the government just made on sequester. >> congressman marshall blackburn of tennessee, she says government shutdown is an option. >> i think that there is a way to avoid default if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government. let's look at that
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